Scott, Shirley (1934–2002)

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Scott, Shirley (1934–2002)

African-American jazz organist. Born 1934 in Philadelphia, PA; died Mar 10, 2002, in Philadelphia, PA; m. Stanley Turrentine (musician), 1960; children: Everett Yancey; Thomas, Lisa, Pamela and Nicole Turrentine.

Known as Queen of the Organ, merged bebop, gospel and the blues; recorded more than 50 albums for Prestige and Impulse labels, often with saxophonists Eddie Davis and Stanley Turrentine; taught jazz history at Cheyney University.